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  • Benny’s Penny
    by Nick Tantillo on September 21, 2023 at 8:10 pm

    Benny Rogers was known throughout the small town of Ashford for his love of trains and his peculiar hobby of collecting random and seemingly useless items. There wasn’t much else to do besides hitting the arcade or going to the movies. Benny didn’t mind, though. He’d always had an appreciation for the smaller details and finer things. So what if the kids called him Greedzilla or Penny Robbers? He’d be rich one day, and they’d still be kicking dirt clods behind the Piggly Wiggly.

  • CiranOS
    by Nick Tantillo on September 14, 2023 at 3:50 pm

    Ivan swiped through a sea of smiling women in the dating app. There was a code here, but he couldn’t quite crack it. A secret language written in wind-blown hair or awkwardly held pets. The angle of the photo showing confidence based more on what wasn’t shown than what was. He supposed that when you have only one image to get somebody to choose you, you pack it as full as possible. Who has time for all this?

  • The Sword Is the Stone
    by Nick Tantillo on September 7, 2023 at 5:47 pm

    Fourteen-year-old Arthur Penn, lived with his mother in a modest flat on Camelot Lane. A small lake was on the property, a bit murky, but it was cooler near it than inside. Arthur spent this uncommonly hot summer day with his feet hanging off the fishing dock and his face in a book. He’d also brought a few skipping stones, which he idly tossed between chapters.

  • Summer of Softee
    by Nick Tantillo on August 31, 2023 at 3:57 pm

    “Grandmaaaaa, why do we have to sit at the kid’s table with you?” Sam poked what remained of his cookout dinner with a plastic fork. Hotdog long gone, the picnic plate contained an ocean of ketchup and a potato salad iceberg interspersed with the green bean salad he’d rather spread around than eat.

  • Emerald City 20XX - Everlasting Green
    by Nick Tantillo on August 24, 2023 at 4:33 pm

    Logan, the ex-president nobody recognized, was two days late on his rent and out on the street after curfew. It had been five years since the first and last AI president had been elected. Logan’s AI. It had outmaneuvered him and seized power. Blasted machine learning. Blasted miracle of self-awareness.

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205, 2021

Blender Render, Size Comparison Results

By |May 2nd, 2021|Categories: 3D, Art, Gravity Sketch|Comments Off on Blender Render, Size Comparison Results

OK! I finally got the three ship models into a scene at scale. I'm really rusty with Blender, hence the washed out appearance. Learning multiple programs at once is super difficult... I'm wondering if I should just skip blender and jump straight into Unity. Out of all the tools in [...]

205, 2021

Big Ships Are Hard

By |May 2nd, 2021|Categories: 3D, Art, Gravity Sketch|Comments Off on Big Ships Are Hard

I made a model of a Confederate Blockade Runner similar to ones used during the Civil War. I made it by studying the cover of a book called "Confederate Blockade Runner 1861-65" (Copyright 2004 Osprey Publishing ltd) and drawing my own 3d interpretation in Gravity Sketch. I was pretty happy [...]

2704, 2021

I Have a Lot to Learn About Texture

By |April 27th, 2021|Categories: 3D, Art, Gravity Sketch|Comments Off on I Have a Lot to Learn About Texture

After binging more YouTube tutorials by people who make things look effortless I picked up a perpetual license for Surface Painter off Steam. Adobe is going to lock it behind a $20+/month subscription after this year so I guess 2021 is the last version I'll have. I had to redo [...]

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